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Cat Bites and Injuries

by Danielle Wisniowski | August 21st, 2014

When discussing personal injuries due to animals, cats are not normally thought of or discussed. However, injuries due to cats may prove to be more severe than is commonly thought of. Example: The case of Allen v. Cox – 2008 – In this case, the plaintiff, Ms. Allen, was injured when she tried to protect […]

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Tips for After the Accident

by Christopher Lisi | August 13th, 2014

Getting into a car accident is a scary situation and it is easy for someone to simply become frustrated or panicked. However, if you are in an accident where you are not seriously injured it is important to keep in mind these following tips. First and most important, STAY CALM. These situations can be as […]

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NYC Looks to Sweden for its Vision Zero Tactics

by Annette Smith | August 6th, 2014

Every two hours, a vehicle seriously injures or kills a New Yorker.  This equates to approximately 4,000 injuries a year and more than 250 deaths resulting from traffic accidents.  New York mayor, Bill de Blasio, signed 11 bills supporting the City’s take at a “Vision Zero” campaign; a push to reduce the number of accidents […]

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Don’t be a Fool, Stay Safe in Your Pool

by Christopher Lisi | July 23rd, 2014

It’s that time of year again! The sun is shining, the weather is hot and the kids are getting out of school and getting into the pool. Although pools may be fun, there are dangers associated with cannonballs and playing Marco Polo; over 200 young children drown in swimming pools each year.  To make sure […]

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What You Need to Know About Secondary Drowning

by Annette Smith | July 16th, 2014

Summertime is full of sunshine, fun, and swimming pools. Although many parents and guardians take precautions when it comes to drowning, the danger does not always end there. Secondary drowning, or dry drowning, can happen out of the water and be extremely dangerous. This occurrence is exceptionally rare, amounting to only about 1%-2% of documented […]

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Firework Injuries Can Turn Your Ooh’s to Ow’s

by Andrew Bottinick | July 10th, 2014

Fireworks are beautiful displays of celebration, especially around the Fourth of July. However, they can sometimes cause harm. On average, 240 people go to the emergency room every day with firework-related injuries the month around the Fourth of July holiday. Every summer we get numerous calls from people injured by fireworks ranging from simple burns […]

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Hospitalized at Griffin Hospital in the Past 6 Years? Read This.

by Ryan Veilleux | July 3rd, 2014

If you or someone you know was a hospitalized patient at Griffin Hospital between September 1, 2008, and May 7, 2014, you may be entitled to free screening, testing, and counseling if you were administered insulin. Insulin pens (also just called ‘pens’) used on hospitalized patients were potentially used inappropriately in multiple situations.  The pens […]

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Amtrak not chugging along very smoothly after two accidents in twenty-four hours!

by Christopher Lisi | June 25th, 2014

Few people anticipate being injured in a car accident.  Even fewer can imagine being involved in a train collision. On Monday, June 23, an Amtrak train collided with a tree trimming truck in Berlin, Connecticut, sending five people to the hospital (The second accident in the twenty-four hour time period, the first being in Mansfield, […]

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Important Announcement: Misuse of Insulin Pens on Griffin Hospital Patients

by Sean Hamill | May 30th, 2014

There is an important community health announcement that all Connecticut residents need to know about. Griffin Hospital announced that for its patients hospitalized from September 1, 2008 to May 7, 2014, and for whom insulin was ordered, there is a risk of infection for HIV, Hepatitis B, and Hepatitis C. The risk of infection comes […]

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BBQ Safety

by Danielle Wisniowski | May 29th, 2014

Warmer weather means more time outside and a lot more food on the grill. Everyone loves to grill out on a warm day, but there are safety precautions that should be taken in order to ensure there are more delicious foods and less unfortunate accidents. Although many of us like to skip over it, reading […]

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